Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
This movie is actively making the world a worse place to live. I am certain Michael Bay considers it his masterwork. He's right. God help us all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
[Bay], having seemingly learned nothing from the last film, allows just about all of the same mistakes to be made yet again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
An overlong ordeal, devoid of excitement and intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Gareth C. Evans
Future Movies UK
July 9, 2011
The inexplicable, unwieldy narrative staggers with its brazen incomprehensibility as it clambers forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
July 1, 2011
Bring a book.
Joshua Starnes
June 28, 2011
In his never-ending quest to go beyond the impossible, Bay has actually succeeded but not at all in the way he probably hoped. Miraculously, against all odds, Michael Bay has made a movie about giant robots invading the earth... boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Simon Miraudo
June 27, 2011
Four years, two sequels, a pair of racist robots and a conservative estimate of one billion robot punches later, I have to wonder if my enjoyment of that first instalment in the Transformers franchise was merely the result of low expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 28, 2011
I'll give Michael Bay credit for crisper, more lucid action scenes. But the plot is still a hot mess of endless exposition, double crosses, people running hither and fro without much reason, and a lot of unnecessary humans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 1, 2011
Each subsequent Transformers film seems to prove one thing - that the first one was a fluke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
July 7, 2011
Seeing the new Transformers movie was a little like agreeing to go on one more date with someone who has hurt your feelings twice already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 28, 2011
Has the same nonsensical plotting, headache-inducing visuals and lame attempts at comic relief as the other Transformers movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
June 28, 2011
A carnival of top-drawer special effects on top of effects punctuated by incoherent attempts to develop a story that provides a feeble excuse for another hurricane of effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
June 27, 2011
Bay has delivered another empty spectacle that is overlong and mostly tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 1, 2011
The formula is basically the same: 2.5 hour runtime, awful script, dislikable protagonist and at least an hour of robot-based carnage.
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
July 8, 2011
If you're eager to experience this slow-motion collision of state-of-the-art virtual reality, military melodrama, soft-core porn and cartoon, you probably already have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 1, 2011
...trades in casual racism, sexism and murder, as well as an obsessive fetishization of war - all under the guise that it's just silly robot-bashing fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 28, 2011
If Transformers 3 was produced purely to be an expose of what you can do with CGI in the modern era, it'd get full marks. It's truly is the ultimate showreel for Industrial Light & Magic. But it's meant to be a film, and sadly it's not very good at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Devin Faraci
June 28, 2011
Transformers 3 is the Michele Bachmann of cinema. Despite all of its staggering flaws it will have its supporters, and its success is part of a trend of accepting less and pretending it's more.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I've had at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
June 28, 2011
In the future, maybe Bay should abandon using a screenwriter altogether and just fill up 90 minutes with disconnected images of robo-carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 5, 2012
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